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Best classes by position- offense

Even though national signing day for the 2013 cycle is still a month and a half away, a number of programs have already loaded up on talented prospects at each position on offense. 



Elite 11 quarterback Anthony Jennings is one of two four-star rated signal callers heading to LSU. Jennings is an excellent pocket passer who put up impressive numbers at Marietta (Ga.) High during his career.

Here’s a look at the best classes position-wise, at present.

Quarterback-LSU

While USC and Penn State have commitments from the top two-ranked signal callers in the 2013, LSU gets the nod due to a pair of commits with outstanding potential.

The prospects

Hayden Rettig, QB, Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral- Rettig is the No. 168 ranked overall prospect in the 2013 class with a rating of 92. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound strong armed quarterback has a 247Composite rating of 0.9264. Both equate to four stars.
Anthony Jennings, QB, Marietta (Ga,)- Jennings has a rating of 90 making him a four-star prosect, as well as a 247Composite rating of .9158, which also equates to four stars.

Also considered- Texas A&M, Ole Miss, Penn State and USC.

Link- LSU commit list
Link- 2013 Pro-Style Quarterback rankings
Link- 2013 Dual-Threat Quarterback rankings

Running backs- Alabama

Alabama running back commit Tyren Jones is one of the most prolific rushers ever in the Atlanta area and has the chance to put up big numbers for Alabama.

During their recent run of dominance, the Crimson Tide has featured one of college football’s top backfields each season, and it appears as if that run of impressive success will continue. Nick Saban and staff have two of the country’s top running backs committed and a third prospect, Derrick Henry, who is a five-star rated athlete and is expected to get a shot at running back before an expected move to another position long-term.

The prospects



Altee Tenpenny, RB, North Little Rock (Ark.)-Tenpenny is the No. 30 ranked prospect in the 2013 class with a rating of 97. The 5-foot-11, 212-pounders 247Composite rating is .9746. Both numbers equate to four stars
Tyren Jones, RB, Marietta (Ga.) Walton- Jones is the No. 54 prospect in the class with a rating of 95. His 247Composite rating is .9697. Both numbers equate to four stars.


Also considered- Florida, USC, Michigan, Auburn and Ole Miss


Link- Alabama commit list
Linki- 2013 Running Back rankings
Link- 2013 All-Purpose Back rankings

Wide Receiver- Texas A&M

The call for the best wide receiver class was a no-brainer, simply put. Texas A&M not only has six talented commitments at the position, but also three Top247 prospects, a fourth four star prospect and two high three-star rated pass catchers. The Aggies also have five-star Seals-Jones who is set to begin his career at receiver, but like Henry we aren't so sure he won't end up at a spot where he has a higher ceiling.

The prospects

JaQuay Williams signed with Auburn out of Sandy Creek (Ga.) High before heading to Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy for a season. He committed to Texas A&M last Sunday and is part of the top receiver class in the country.

Ricky Seals-Jones, WR/ATH, Sealy (Texas)- Seals-Jones is the No. 19 ranked prospect in the 2013 class with a rating of 98. He has a 247Composite rating of 0.993. Both equate to five stars.
Derrick Griffin, WR, Rosenberg (Texas) Terry- Griffin is the No. 52 ranked prospect in the 2013 class with a rating of 95. The 6-foot-7 two-sport star also has a 247Composite rating of .9778. Both equate to four stars.
JaQuay Williams, WR, Fork Union (Va.) Military- Williams is the No. 3 ranked prep school prospect in the class with a rating of 95. The 6-foot-4, 205-pounder also has a 247Composite rating of .9361. Both equate to four stars.
Laquvionte Gonzalez, ATH/WR, Cedar Hill (Texas)- Gonzalez is the No. 136 ranked prospect in the class with a 94 rating. The 5-foot-11, 165-pound jet has 247Composite rating of .9375. Both equate to four stars.
Kyrion Parker, WR, Manvel (Texas)- The 6-foot-3, 195-pound Parker is a four-star prospect with a rating of 90. His 247Composite rating is .8936. Both equate to four stars.


Quincy Adeboyejo, WR, Cedar Hill (Texas)- The 6-foot-3, 180-pound Adeboyejo has a rating 87 making him a three-star prospect. He has a 247Composite rating of .8585, also a three-star rating.
Jeremy Tabuyo, WR, Honolulu (Hi.) St. Louis- The 5-foot-11, 174-pound Tabuyo has a rating of 87 making him a three-star prospect. His 247Composite rating is .8460, which also equates to three stars.

Also considered- Clemson, Mississippi State, Baylor

Link- Texas A&M commit list
Link- 2013 Wide Receiver rankings

Tight end- Alabama

The Crimson Tide wins out by having O.J. Howard in the fold. The 6-foot-5, 221-pounder is one of the most athletic tight end prospects in recent years to the point of being able to line up split wide at the next level.

The prospects

O.J. Howard, TE, Prattville (Als.) Autauga Academy- Howard is the No. 17 ranked prospect in the 2013 class with a 98 rating. The uber athletic prospect has a 247Composite rating of .9890. Both ratings equate to five stars.
Josh McNeil, TE, New Berlin (NY) Milford Academy- The 6-foot-6, 250-pound McNeil is the No. 193 ranked prospect in the class with a rating of 92. He has a 247Composite rating of .9256.



Also considered- Notre Dame


Link- Alabama commit list
Link- 2013 Tight End rankings

Offensive line- Texas





Another easy pick. The Longhorns currently have four commitments with one being two-way line prospect A’Shawn Robinson. The quartet of prospects are all ranked in the top half of the Top247.

The prospects

A’Shawn Robinson, OL/DL, Fort Worth (Texas) Arlington Heights- Robinson is the No. 28 ranked prospect in the 2013 class with a rating of 97. The 6-foot-5, 300-pounder has a 247Composite rating of .9786.
Kent Perkins, OT, Richardson (Texas) Lake Highlands- Perkins is the No. 40 ranked prospect in the class with a rating of 96. The 6-foot-6, 285-pounder has a 247Composite rating of .9737. Both equate to four stars.
Darius James, OG/C, Killeen (Texas) Harker Heights- James is ranked as the No. 53 prospect in the 2013 class with a rating of 95. The 6-foot-5, 330-pound versatile prospect has a 247Composite rating of .9743. Both equate to four stars.
Jake Raulerson, OL, Celina (Texas)- Raulerson is the No. 89 ranked prospect in the 2013 class with a rating of 94. The 6-foot-5, 260-pounder also sports a 247Composite rating of .9643. Both equate to four stars.

Also considered- Notre Dame, Michigan, LSU, Notre Dame, Florida State and UCLA.


Link- Texas commit list
Link- 2013 Offensive Tackle rankings
Link-2013 Offensive Guard rankings
Link- 2013 Center rankings

Gerry Hamilton is the lead National Recruiting Analyst for 247Sports. Follow him on Twitter @GerryH247Sports

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